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CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and the obama administration is telling companies it is okay to disregard the law when it comes to handing out pink slips in advance to big budget cuts. all three happening before the election. mitt romney has finally put meat on the bones of his tax reform idea. he floated the idea of a $17,000 cap on tax reform reduction. >> you could say everyone is going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. you can fill that bucket if you will and higher income people might have a lower number. >> this is brand new stuff. we have howard dean former vermont governor and candidate. and let's look at this for a second. what do you think? a $17,000 cap on tax deductions for everybody as a way of being fair because the upper end would pay more. what do you think? >> i don't have a problem with the eidea of deductions. here you are. you guys are talking about the private sector all the time. so, i've been convinced because of the high rate of canadian home ownership, i'm not convinced of doing away with charitable deductions. $17,000 ceiling for all tax deductions across the board. sure, steve. the upper end people
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
at the obama administration's evolving attempts to explain who's responsible for the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. is the confusion becoming a political liability? and mitt romney says he has a little secret. you're going to hear him predict he'll win a state most experts think is safely in president obama's column. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we're down to just 39 days until the presidential election. in about 20 minutes the president begins a series of fundraisers right here in washington. those are the only public events on his calendar today. yet this is the same day the president didn't have time for a face-to-face meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who's in new york. instead they spoke by phone. here's cnn's white house correspondent dan lothian. dan. >> reporter: wolf, the white house always stresses that the president and prime minister netanyahu are in touch frequently. they downplay any daylight between the two leaders. but they didn't meet face-to-face this week. and so one phone call is getting a lot of attention.
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
are making is that for political reasons the obama administration downplayed this notion of this being an act of terror, pre-planned, any association with al qaeda. they were just wanting to show it's not happening on the president's watch. and they couldn't be blamed for this, if you will, the shotty if you will security that was at that consulate in benghazi. >> wolf, it may take some weeks now to get to the bottom of that. and whether or not that was -- it was dick kated by politics the initial response. we see today senator john kerry, aemocrat the senate asking the right questions. these are questions that others memberenof thee and house are also sking. so ihi you ought to expect we will see extensive hearings and investigation on this>> now the week that f agents who have bnt tselibya to investigate, they still have not beenble to get to the scene of thisro actionn bengzi. they're basically holed hundreds of miles away in tripoli, the capital. you have new information? >> that's right, wolf. so you've got a handful -- u've got some fbi agents in tripoli waiting todeploo benghazi. yove
FOX Business
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm EDT
and an entrepreneur. and associated -- the obama administration -- there's a european financial crisis, he understands financial instruments, and erskine bowles is a different dynamic. really going to do that. you want to make a deal with republicans and he is the guy to do it but larry as different depending on how you approach it. the wall street firms are going around. with larry taking the job, and natural successor at black rock. i just -- maybe he does. melissa: such a massive pay cut. [talking over each other] charlie: erskine bowles is no stranger to wall street. melissa: the president wouldn't be running for reelection again so he doesn't care, a best buddy at wall street. [talking over each other] melissa: such a great knowledge of the industry. charlie: you could also make the point that the last thing he needs is a base going nuts and boycotting midterms. he gets the same thing anyway. melissa: the risk that he is good and worth it and gets political backlash. charlie: you think tim geithner is good? the fact that you don't answer that says a lot and i tell you the fresen -- not necessaril
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm EDT
on the defense companies feeling the hate from the obama administration on the timing of potential job cuts. wait until you hear the details of what's happening now. >>> up next, what will move your money first thing tomorrow morning? three of wall street's top money pros here tell you what they're watching, on the other side of this break. stay with us. ♪ [ man ] when i'm in my zone... every move i make is a statement... ♪ ...that inspires me to make my mark. ♪ [ male announcer ] the all-new lexus es 350. ♪ >>> all right, welcome back, 30 seconds on the clock, our next guest telling us what they think will move the markets tomorrow morning. we get right to it right now. ubs, steven nicholas, and good to have you on the program, everybody. let's kick it off with you, what are you looking at tomorrow? 30 seconds on the clock. >> well, if you're watching emerging markets, look out for brazil industrial production tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. probably mark the 12th straight month of contracting ip, going back to last september. this probably is most importantly for growth but also let's kee
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
it know it and when and how was the obama administration informed. just in to cnn, the national intelligence director is addressing both issues. let's get right to cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly in washington. >> this has been something of a political football thrown around for a couple of weeks now as people try to nail down what happened, when intelligence officials knew it, and this is the fullest accounting yet we're getting now from the office of the director of national intelligence on exactly what they knew and when. i want to read to you from a statement by shawn turner, the director of public affairs for the odni's office. he said in the immediate aftermath there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier thie day at our embassy in cairo. we provided that initial assessment to executive branch officials and members of congress who use that formation to discuss the attack publicly. now, the problem, of course, began when did people know that this was planned, when did they realize that this actually
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
administration -- i know you're not trying to be political here. the obama administration has put in place a number of procedures to try and fix this. the oig report recognizes that. many of the problems identified in 2007 are, in fact, being implemented, but they haven't been fully implemented. they ought to be. if we're looking for area where is the taxpayers are getting the shaft here, this has been pointed out on this show. you look at the ability to shelter money in places like the caymen islands. taxpayers are losing billions of dollars a year because of these shady taxpayers that the irs can't get information about. >> so it looks like it's nothing new, which is even sadder, really. scott and julian, got to go but thank you so much for joining us. interesting stories. >>> up next, the ozzie windfall. [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male anno
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
in the obama administration. the president has focused a lot on the middle class, both in his policies and the rhetoric, the fact that the way the economy is playing out distributionly has been so skewed. >> i think that's a fair critique. my personal view is there should have been a larger stimulus. that would have helped consumer demand, it would have helped the middle class more. the distributional effects are skewed. the stock market, a lot of people have their pensions in there. a lot of unions have pensions in there. the stabilization of the market and taking the market from 6,000 -- >> and the growth. >> and the growth has helped a lot of middle class families. i think that's being reflected in the battleground support. >> joe? >> one area where i agree with sheila completely is the sort of failure to look at that household debt to gdp chart that you showed earlier and say, this is the problem. there has been a lot of confusion, i think, people talk about the banks, the national debt, whatever. this was the core of the issue, the fact that households had too much debt and that t
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
the obama administration. >> in the book you write about the obama's administration handling of the withdrawal from iraq. the administration had a fresh chance to reengage with iraq's leaders and shape its politics. obama did not act decisively on that chance choosing ahead to take hands off approach on iraq. this decision was characteristic of those obama made on iraq. he saw america's involvement there not as an opportunity but rather as a leftover minefield, a path out of which had to be charted as quickly as possible. explain that to us. >> at the end of the bush administration, the beginning of the obama administration, violence was down substantially in iraq. the question was were we going to keep a small number of troops in iraq after 2011? how would that be negotiated? there was a significant difference, i think, in perspective between the pentagon where admiral mullen, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, civilians, saw iraq as an opportunity. they wanted to keep a reasonably sized force around 16,000. at the white house, the national security adviser saw it more t
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
and the barack obama administration from the beginning has been focusing on veterans. michelle obama -- >> she's always with the families. >> this is a theme that runs through the administration. it's paying off now in many states. >> and romney did them the favor of not mentioning -- >> of not mentioning. in senate races it will be big. that's a constituency surprisingly in favor of this president which in the past has not been the case with democratic presidents. >> this rings with that great movie by oliver stone, they cheer when you go off to battle, when you come back wounded you're not really one of them anymore. it's terrible. >> it's been smart and humane of the obamas to focus on it. >> thank you, howard fineman, great conversation howard and joy. >> claire mccaskill versus todd akin. two months ago missouri was a good bet for republicans. let's see how it's looking now. claire mccaskikacaskill joins u. >>> with four judges from the supreme court in their 70s, the next president could dramatically shift of the balance of the court to the right or to the left. who do you want picking t
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
cases against china in one term than the previous administration did in two. and, by the way, we've been winning those cases. >> president obama spot on. his record on china is very clear. the obama administration as filed, couldn't them, eight cases against china over unfair trade practices, including one last week accusing china of providing illegal subsidies to its parts industry. in 2009 president obama imposed a tax on chinese tires putting 1,000 workers, americans, back to work. it's a move mitt romney opposed at the time. and today president obama blocked a chinese company from building wind farms near an oregon naval base. the white house cited national security risks and ordered all equipment removed within two weeks. for more on this, let's turn to california congressman john garamendi. john, great to have you with us tonight. >> always good. >> you bet. everyone knows affiliates of bain outsourced jobs to china when romney was there. what do you make of romney attacking the president for being weak, allegedly weak on china. is this his defense mechanism knowing he's got a terr
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
't that right? >> thank you, larry. a dramatic, unusual announcement from the obama administration involving a chinese wind farm facility in oregon that just happens to be right next to a sensitive united states military base. i will have all of the details when "the kudlow report" comes back. want to try to crack it? yeah, that's the way to do it! now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see the birdies. [ male announcer ] one on one, sharing what you know. let's do it grandpa. that's why humana agents will sit down with you, to listen and understand what's important to you. it's how we help you choose the right humana medicare plan for you. because
CNN
Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
was the journal significant? well, at the time that cnn discovered it, the obama administration, remember, was still downplaying the possibility that this was a deliberate terrorist attack, but was instead part of the violent reaction all over the arab world to that anti-muslim youtube video. this is what they were publicly saying then. >> this is a fy volatile situation and it is in response, to obviously the admistration,ot not to the american ople. it i response to video, a film, that we have judged to be reprehensible a disgting. that in no way justifies any violent reaction to it. >> now, even in that early stage, many in the foreign policy and global security community doubted that explanation. the journal certainly raises questions about that. neither "360" nor cnn rushed to air with details from the journal. we didn't publicly announce we had foun i adithin hours of findinit, we informed the family of ambassador stevens. cnn did not public announce we had found it out of respect fo the mily. instead, as cnn does withvery sty, ourrrespoents and our producers sought as many other so
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
as the obama administration. instead he yoked himself to ryan who is the architect of a radical and fprofane agenda in the house. he's tied to washington in an unpu unpopular agenda. >> during an interview after collecting paul ryan, governor romney said he's running on his budget and not congressman ryan's. let me play that. >> i have my budget plan, as you know, that i put out. that's the budget plan we're going to run on. >> you heard mitt romney there, so is it fair to assume he will follow paul ryan's blueprint? >> his senior adviser ed gillespie said if his budget reached his desk, he would have signed it. reverend norquist said the real leadership in the republican party is not located the in the oval office but in congress, and what republicans really need is sort of a human equivalent of up an auto pen. somebody with enough fingers to sign legislation. if you look at this legislation, it's not just a return to the days of george w. bush. on everything from environmental regulations to abortion to gun rights, it's worse than bush. so some of his centrist supporters they make this arg
CNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm EDT
question is the republican nominee, mitt romney, has accused the obama administration of not being tough enough on china. the third question you have a report coming out october 15th on whether china is a currency manipulator. what are you going to say? >> well, let me just start with your first question. china's leadership team is undergoing a transition process and confront important questions how they are going to take forward their economic policy. steve, as you know, since day one, president obama's been extremely focused on achieving a more balanced relationship with china, one that create more opportunities for our workers, for our businesses, to export, to sell into china's growing market. we have invest ready considerably with a lot of engagement with china's economic decisionmakers to make sure as they continue to navigate their recovery, they do so in a way that creates export opportunities and we have seen results. we have seen their overall imbalance come down from 9 percentage points of gdp to 3 percentage points of gdp, seen u.s. exports to this market doubling, growing fa
FOX Business
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm EDT
said the obama administration is loading control in the middle east. >> a lot of americans, including myself, are developed, excuse me, troubled by developments in the middle east. we somehow feel we're at the mercy of events rather than shaping events. >> there are international disagreements focused on trade with china, with romney charging the administration is soft on chinese trade and currency violationlations. the admin -- administration points out it charged levees on products from china and encourages acting on currency which they say is slowing happening. ashley: rich edson, thanks so much. tracy: should the federal government regulate bad driving? i would never be allowed on the road. it is a serious question that senator chuck schumer called for new federal rules for satellite based gps systems to stop trucks from crashing into overpasses. ashley: honestly? tracy: honestly? liz macdonald here with the story. >> here is what is going on. the senator is saying there is spike of number of truck crashes where trucks are plowing into bridges and overpasses, nearly 900 over the p
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
of confirmations of judicial nominees from the obama administration, if you look at the politics that have been paid in the senate, everything has changed. the deference, all of that is out the window. it's just not the same. i think the next supreme court nomination, we are going to see a whole level of animosity, a whole level of fight that is very new to us. >> let me put up this graphic which is the confirmation under clinton, bush and the president. george w. bush high, president obama high but ten points lower. to me, it looks like a one way ratchet. things move in the way of destruction, not back. >> republicans are more motivated on this. >> that's the problem. >> the democrats are not motivated on this. obama deserves responsibility. 78 have been confirmed, but he hasn't filled all the seats. he has not nominated enough judges to fill the va can says there. the republicans say how can you blame us. >> this motivation is so key and important. we saw it when, remember when the democratic senate was filibustering judicial nominees by george w. bush, the republicans had a big event called
CNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
't know precisely how the obama administration proposes to raise the top corporate rate to on 28%. we don't know how mitt romney proposes to lower the corporate rate to 20%, 25%, i forget which one, because they haven't identified the loopholes. >> but that's linchpin of the whole campaign is around taxes, is around lowering taxes and is around -- >> actually, it's not. actually, it's not because if you remember, andrew, in his convention speech, he didn't especially mention his individual tax cut. and he went out on the road last week and said by the way, i'm going to cut tax rates, but don't expect a big tax cut because i'm going to take away deductions. so romney in fact and i've talked to romney's strategists about this, they know that voters don't actually believe that you're going to have a big net tax cut for anybody. it's not credible. >> the linchpin of the entire plan is to raise taxes on people 250 or above, which does nothing for the definite sit, does nothing with entitlements. not only are you not talking details, all you have is raising tax on people that have money and tal
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
concerns with the obama administration and how reliable a partner they're going to be on stopping iran from acquiring the material they need to make a nuclear weapon. and i think the relationship is close. it is important. i don't think we're overdra mat sizing what happened today. >> what was the phone call about? can you tell me? do you have a read in on it? >> i don't. it just happened literally moments ago. it could actually still be happening. and i think it would be appropriate for probably much of that conference to stay confidential, but i think the clear thing that governor romney wants to know is what was intended by the speech that mr. netanyahu gave at the united nations the other day and what can he expect coming out of that speech and how the two of them can partner together. look, we all want america to succeed on this. i think the problem that the president obama has is that he's beginning to show some problems overseas, they're seeing problems with our relationship with israel. libya is a complete disaster. and it -- >> talk a little bit about netanyahu. i want to stick wit
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
of relief. not just in the obama administration but many who said, look, the deadline is next spring, next summer. there isn't going to be a possible israeli military strike before the election. but iran is doubling down. just today prime minister ahmadinejad back in tehran gave a press conference. and he said this, brooke, i'll quote him "we are not people to retreat on the nuclear issue. if somebody thinks they can pressure iran, they are certainly wrong and must correct their behavior." at least in terms of words, which actions are more important than words, but in terms of words not backing down at all. from is going to be the crucial question for the next president whether it's barack obama or mitt romney. >> absolutely. erin burnett, thank you very much. >> good to see you, brooke. >> good to see you. see you tonight
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
, this was an outrage. the people in first the bush administration and then obama administration are like hey, nothing to see here. >> one republican incumbent after another was defeated by tea party because of support of the bailouts. >> obama was president and he had to defend the bailouts and make it work. >> and he had to answer for that. there's no doubt he had to do something. you couldn't let the economy fall off the cliff and let the big banks fail but you could have wound their business down over time. >> they're bigger today than four years ago. >> exactly. there's all kinds of other things they could have done. one of the lost opportunities of the obama presidency is all of the different ways he coffmuld e have managed the bailouts. >> and yet supported tarp. >> the auto bailouts, that was one part of the puzzle doing very well. if you look at the bailouts in the 1930s, hoover and roosevelt bailed out banks and bailed out other corporations but did it differently. they would go in there, fire the management. they would wind the company down if they didn't approve the way it had been operati
CNN
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in the campaign, the bu r python was a concern for the obama team. a tweet from obama's press secretary ensured that residents knew the administration has banned import of the steak. now, you may laugh and there is some humor in this, but it is r very, very serious for some. ticks and snakes. because these micro targeting campaigns can really move the needle. they're important to crucial voters in crucial states like florida and virginia. ben smith, david frum, former adviser to george w. bush and corey elons. great to see you. so, you know, david, i have to say, lyme disease with so many to joke about this, it's got to be there's some crucial core of lyme disease cases and this is something people care about. turns out loudon county, northern virginia, has one of the highest rates of lyme disease in the country. could this issue really resognate? >> resognates with me. i've had lyme disease. it's nasty. it also is a way for candidates to conct with real issues to real people. who feel that a lot of the issues we discuss are awfully abstract. i mean, benghazi and the embassy, the topic of your
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
to the upcoming november elections, the administration is taking another swing at china. meanwhile, president obama this afternoon taking steps to block a chinese-owned company from acquiring facilities in oregon. but there may be a lot more to this story than meets the eye. amon is in washington. >> hi, maria. an extraordinary releases this afternoon from the united states government. the first thing we got was this order from president barack obama ordering the company to divest from a wind project in oregon using the so-called sifieuos program. this one is the fist time in 22 years that the u.s. government has done this it or president of the united states has done this. it goes beyond what we've ever seen before, including this language ordering the facility in oregon to effectively be rai razed, saying the company must remove all structures, items, or physical object, including the concrete foundations of the property. that's the first time anyone ever affiliated with this has ever seen anything like that. the treasury department later in the day issuing a statement saying why they might
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
of change. president obama inherited the largest set of problems of any president since fdr. in the last six months of the bush administration, the economy lost 3.5 million jobs and was hemorrhaging 800,000 jobs when he took office. and we have had 30 straight months of job growth in the private sector, more than 4.6 million jobs created. >> so no change? >> no. we have to continue more change. for example, president obama o proposed the american jobs act. the change we need is republicans to make sure that instead of caring about the one job they focused the laser on, they need to work with the president to help us make even more change. we have made the kind of progress -- we have made some progress, but we need to make more and that's going to require us working together. that's what president obama will talk about tomorrow night. mitt romney -- it's incumbent upon mitt romney to give us details. >> what about this issue of changing washington? it's something the president said is his biggest failure. why should we believe the president's reelection breaks the fever? does he owe the pub
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
welcome to my pastor, dr. jeremiah wright, jr. where's he at? there he is. that's him. >> senator obama then warned of a quote, quiet riot building in the african-american community in the wake of hurricane katrina and other factors which he said the bush administration was neglecting. as we said, this tape isn't new, only part of it is out there, and the hyping of it may have as much to do with politics and little to do with content. we'll see. more is supposed to be released later tonight. joining us, paul begala who advises the leading pro-obama super pac and gloria borger. also, the founder of your black world.com and eric erickson. paul, what's your reaction to all this? >> you know, a long time ago, a veteran journalist by the name of john king was with the associated press and i was complaining about something they weren't covering. he pointed out they had already covered it. he wrote the word news on his notepad, and covered up the s. it's a five-year-old speech, cnn covered it five years ago. maybe it's shocking. it turns out, i follow this more closely maybe than the right win
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
that the obama foreign policy is unraveling literally before our eyes on our tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey, that al qaeda is on the wane, that everything's fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> i think there are certain political overtones. how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say it was spontaneous? >> maybe it was. >> five days later? that doesn't pass the smell test. it was ever ignorance or willful intelligence. >> whether you agree with him or not, senator mccain has the credibility, a war hero, with great experience in washington dealing with foreign policy, how do you think, though, paul ryan did with that? is that turning the page? did that ring true? does that ring as credible saying president obama's foreign policy is unraveling? did that work? >> there is a time and a place for everything. the day after an ambassador's death is not the time to rush out and hold a press conference in america. and by the way, i said the same thing. well, i thought democrats were shameless during the ira
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